20 Apr 2015

19 babies delivered in Tanna, in wake of cyclone

3:23 pm on 20 April 2015

A Fijian aid team in Vanuatu has delivered 19 babies on the island of Tanna.

Following Cyclone Pam's devastation of 22 of the country's 83 inhabited islands, the team set up a medical station at the site of the wrecked Lenakel Hospital.

The team told the Vanuatu Prime Minister, Joe Natuman, that one of the parents insisted her newborn be named after the Fijian doctors.

Foreign relief is still flowing into Vanuatu, with Vanuatu's Honourary Consul to Turkey, Mehmet Atar, saying Turkey has donated $150,000 US dollars.

P&O Cruises' superliner Pacific Pearl will sail for Vanuatu this afternoon with aid, which will arrive in Port Vila on Saturday.

The first images emerge of destruction in Tanna, Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam.

More relief reaches Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam Photo: SUPPLIED / Jeremy Pinero